Re: AT&T refuses to unlock my 2 year old iPhone 3GS
11-20-2011 09:11:55 PM
Can I suggest if you don't want to read posts about unlocking you don't click on threads with unlocking in the title
Feel free to suggest it. I don't always read the unlocking threads and if you read my post carefully, I was speaking of the way that it makes the forum look, not the individual posts. Even from the forum page, one can see the multiple posts regarding unlocking the iPhone.
I wasn't complaining about the fact that the threads exist. I was making a suggestion that would actually be helpful (unlike yours) to other customers who are looking for information about their iPhones, as well as people who are looking for AT&T's official policy regarding unlocking the iPhone.
Well in that case, how is posting such a suggestion in an "unlock" thread reducing the "clutter" that you speak of? Wouldn't you have been better off simply and solely making your suggestion to the mods directly via PM? Quite frankly, you're not the first--and certainly won't be the last--one to complain about being tired of seeing the same old "why won't AT&T unlock my iPhone" threads and posts over and over, and how the mods should do something to reduce the number of such threads. Surely they would have taken such advice and done so a long time ago, but the fact that these threads are allowed to continue to pop up may be telling in and of themselves...
I don't see anything wrong in people continuing to voice their frustrations over and over in this forum regarding AT&T's policy for unlocking locked iPhones; I guess the mods see it as this--as long as the users are following the forum guidelines, there is nothing the mods can and/or will do, as far as limiting the number of such threads.
1) The "clutter" that I speak of is forum clutter, not thread clutter. I made my suggestion in an existing thread, so it did not add to the forum clutter.
2) I've already figured that there is an ulterior motive, either on the part of the posters, the moderators, or both. I didn't PM a moderator because I wanted this to be part of the public forum.
3) I see nothing wrong with people venting their frustrations in the forum, as well. I think that part of the frustration comes from a perceived lack of information on the policy. Having a sticky post would be one more step that AT&T could reasonably use to inform users of the policy.
4) If you disagree with my post, so be it. You have the right and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world.